Helping Foster Care Children to Deal with Disappointment

Most foster care children get more than their share of disappointment in life. Now, COVID-19 is adding to the load. As a foster parent, you can help them develop coping skills and transform unfortunate events into learning opportunities to deal with disappointment. Graduations, birthday parties, play dates, and school events have all been disrupted by … Read moreHelping Foster Care Children to Deal with Disappointment

Discovering the Journey of Becoming a Foster Parent In Texas

Congratulations! By simply researching and attempting to learn about the foster care system and becoming a foster parent in Texas, you are already among a unique set of peers that values the lives and experiences of children you may have never met. Just by being here today, you are engaging in something special. While special … Read moreDiscovering the Journey of Becoming a Foster Parent In Texas

Parenting a Child With a Trauma History

Becoming a foster parent will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. Like any form of parenting, it requires grit, love, patience, kindness, and understanding. Kids who come into the foster system each come with their own story, their own ways of coping, and their own struggles and strengths. As a … Read moreParenting a Child With a Trauma History

3 Fun Activities to Do With Your Foster Kids

It is so important that your foster children not only have a safe and comfortable experience living with you, but also one that is fun and leaves them with positive and impactful memories. One awesome way to do this is to do fun activities with your foster children. Thankfully, there are so many awesome activities … Read more3 Fun Activities to Do With Your Foster Kids

Helping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

Sleep is important for everyone and for children it is vital. It helps them stay healthy, increases their attention span, improves their mental health, and primes them for a day of learning. But when you get a new foster child, there is a good chance that they will have difficulty sleeping. This is especially true … Read moreHelping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

In New Partnership, TFI Emphasizes Improved Permanency Outcomes for Texas Children

Wichita Falls, Texas (July 7, 2020) – In all aspects of our work, Texas Family Initiative (TFI) is dedicated to improving permanency outcomes for Texas. As such, we are excited to announce our new partnership with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at The University of Texas at Austin. In this new partnership, … Read moreIn New Partnership, TFI Emphasizes Improved Permanency Outcomes for Texas Children

3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent

Being a foster parent is something that can be life-changing and can help you to grow as a person so much. However, it can also be something that can be very challenging. Thankfully, there are certain qualities that you can work on to help you be the best foster parent that you can be. Here … Read more3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent